our elders

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  • Pat Cottrell   

    pastor

    Pat attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he met both Christ as his Savior and his beloved wife, Camilla. Both have brought to him a life of joy, passion, and purpose. Pat graduated from Cal Poly with his BS in mechanical engineering in 1977 and was commissioned in the US Army. He served in the US Army for six years, three in Germany and three as a Special Forces A-team leader. He went into full time vocational ministry in 1983, received his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in 1991, and was called as pastor of Calvary Baptist in 1990. Pat strives to faithfully shepherd believers to radically follow Jesus Christ and mobilize them to make disciples of their neighbors and the nations. He and Camilla are the grateful, growing parents of eleven children and fifteen grandchildren (and counting).

  • ZEKE ARMENDARIZ

    ELDER

    Zeke Armendariz came to Christ during his senior year of high school while listening to Christian radio and hearing that Jesus died for his sins. Soon after he went to UCLA and grew through friendships and the Bible in a local church and campus ministry. Coming back to Orange County where he grew up, he met Bethany and they now have five children. Zeke has an accounting background and has served in several capacities, especially loving the truths of the Bible and missions.  He has been blessed to influence people for Jesus within and outside of the church.  His mantras are: "Love God & Love People" and "Go Bruins" and he can often be found with a Ghirardelli brownie in his hand....


  • Dennis cole

    elder

    Dennis Cole became a follower of Jesus Christ during his senior year of high school in 1989. He and his wife Christine have adopted 5 kids - Mario, Melissa, Pete, Phineas, and Phoebe and have been foster parents for 11 kids. They began attending Calvary Baptist Huntington Beach in 1993. Dennis has served on the missions committee, nominating committee, and as a deacon for many years at Calvary, and is currently elder liaison to the deacons. Dennis plays his guitar and sings on the Sunday Morning Worship Team and he and Christine host the Calvary Amplify College Bible Study in their home every Friday Night. Their deepest desire is to bring God the glory in their home and community.​ 

     

    Dennis served as an English teacher and school principal for 21 years before becoming the Director of Humanities for the Orange County Department of Education. He is president of the Association of California School Administrators, Region 17, serving on their board for 8 years. He also serves as Vice-president of Legislative Action, and Director of Student Charters. Dennis is a member of the Junior Achievement Orange County Board, the Fountain Valley Schools Foundation Board, the Vanguard University Teacher Education Advisory Council, Concordia University Dean's Advisory Council, and he serves as a member of the Schools First Federal Credit Union President's Advisory Council. 

  • Dennis Davies

    Pastor of equipping ministries / Elder

    Dennis had served three years in the US Army (101st Airborne and 1st Special Forces), fifteen years with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, had two college degrees (AA and BA), was 34 years old, married, and had three children prior to responding by faith to the message of the gospel and making Jesus Christ both Savior and Lord of his life. He submitted his life to Christ in July 1984 and has been following hard after Christ ever since; serving in various ministries at Calvary including Men’s Ministry, High School Ministry, and Young Adult Ministry. Dennis retired as Captain from the Los Angeles County Fire Department after 32 years of service. Soon after leaving the Fire Service, he felt God’s call to full–time pastoral ministry and attended The Master's Seminary earning a M.Div. in 2005. He has three adult children who have blessed him with seven wonderful grandchildren.

  • Ken Dean

    elder

    Dr. Ken Dean is a native Californian. He spent his early years growing up in the San Fernando Valley. He accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of 12, thanks in part to the influence of his Godly parents and to his Christian teachers at school. Later, he attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA, earning a B.S. in Sports Medicine and a B.A. in Economics. After completing his undergraduate work, Ken attended the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic earning both his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree (D.C.) as well as earning post graduate certification as a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (C.C.S.P.). After practicing Chiropractic for many years, Ken decided that his love was teaching high school students. After earning his teaching credential at Azusa Pacific University, he is now a teacher of Human Anatomy and Physiology as well as Biology at Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Ken met Beth Showalter while attending the Long Beach Church of Christ, and the two were married in 1996. The Lord later blessed them with four wonderful children: Elisa, Kyle, Rachel, and Micah.

  • dave glover

    elder

    David grew up in Huntington Beach and came to faith in Christ at the age of seventeen after hearing the word faithfully preached at Calvary Baptist. In 1985 he married Sheri, a fellow member of Calvary, and has been blessed with three children and three grandchildren. After high school, David worked as a machinist in his family's business for over 30 years. David earned a B.A. (2007) and M.A. (2010) in Philosophy from Cal State Long Beach, and currently teaches history and social studies at a private school in Anaheim. 

  • RYAN RINTOUL

    elder


  • paul walker

    elder

    Paul grew up in Thornton, Colorado in a Christian home. At the age of 12, influenced by his parents, Paul accepted Jesus Christ’s gift of salvation and became a follower of Christ. In 1968, after graduating from the Colorado School of Mines with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Paul began working with ARCO in Southern California. Shortly after moving to California, he met Sonia, and they married in 1969. Several years later, Paul accepted a position with Fluor Corporation, a large international engineering / construction company. He worked at international and USA offices with Fluor for 36 years in numerous positions, including managing an engineering department during his last 13 years. Paul received an MBA from Pepperdine University in 1982. Paul and Sonia have two married daughters and six grandchildren. Some of Paul’s interests include golfing, hiking, fishing and playing “UNO” with his grandkids. Paul serves as an elder at Calvary Baptist Church, as a leader at Bible Study Fellowship and in several roles in Christian/non-profit organizations.